Poem: Denied Outside

Despite it feeling,

In the suburbs at least,

That the outside is not too bad,

Looking out—seeing the sun—

For the moment,

Outside is not what we have.


The world outside our door,

Contains diseases,

And sometimes it feels like it contains nothing more.

That the second we breathe another person’s air,

We’re in trouble,


Infection so near.


But again the sun is shining,

There are more animals than before,

And it’s hard to see the effects,

Of a virus so tiny,

But making the world so very poor.


Isolation was self-chosen at first,

But now enforced,

Trapping inside all of us.

And for some,

It’s becoming,

And became,

Very much too much.

Stir-crazy people,

Running around unsure in very tiny places.


When we finally all go back outside,

To our stores and our shops,

It’ll feel dreamlike,

But maybe we will find,

That we appreciate much more it being there.

Special thanks to: Melissa Potter

Did you like the article? Dislike? Tell me about it in the comments. I would love to hear your opinions! If interested in specific articles, or want to write as a guest, you can message me at scifibrandonscott@gmail.com. If you want to help keep this blog going, consider becoming my patron at https://www.patreon.com/coolerbs. Thanks for reading!

Want to read something longer by me? How about a whole novel! 

“Just Another Chosen One is a blisteringly paced, action-soaked debut from author Brandon Scott, sure to appeal to those who’ve gotten tired of reading the same old stories about the child of prophecy destined to save the world.” 


Let me hear your opinion.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s